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Passing Variables to Report

Passing Variables to Report in Paradox Reports topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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MikeWA
Addison, IL USA

I have a form which runs a query to select data within a specfied date range.  The form then opens a report based on the queried data.  Can I pass the start and end dates to the report in such a way as to display this range on the report?

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There are a couple a methods you can use to do this.  You can save the information to an environment variable and then read in into a calculated field.  You could also create a simple one record table to store the data and then attach a field to the table.  You can also open the report in design mode and update a field on the report with the data. 

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As with the environment variable, you could use write/read profile string. The advantage of each is environment - no trace of the info you are passing. profile - a record in an .ini file you can look back on. These are also disadvantages, depending on what you are looking for.
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You guys are more advanced programmers than I am!  I was trying to generate a quality control report for my manufacturing facility that generated information only for a user specified date range and have that date range shown on the report.  I ended up generating 2 additional fields (Start & End) with my query (calc startdate as Start, calc enddate as End).  This generates a lot of redundant information but was easy to reference from my report by just selecting the first occurance of each.
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